The Swiss Library Network for Education and Research (SLiNER) represents all academic and scientific libraries (universities, universities of applied sciences and arts, universities of teacher education and other scientific libraries). As a broad-based expert committee that is complementary to other bodies and networks, in particular the "Open Science" programme, SLiNER is available to swissuniversities as a central contact for all questions and activities related to the topic of scientific information. SLiNER promotes networking and cooperation between experts in the field of scientific information and the scientific library system, bundles the international cooperation and draws up position papers and reports for the members of SLiNER and swissuniversities. SLiNER deploys working groups on individual topics (such as the Open Access working group) and supervises the Consortium of Swiss University Libraries in its capacity as the Board of Members.
SLiNER is made up of 43 academic libraries in Switzerland and was founded on 4 April 2019 as the follow-up committee to the Conference of Swiss University Libraries (KUB), the "Libraries" working group of the swissuniversities Chamber of Universities of Teacher Education and – after a transition period – the "Library" expert group of the Chamber of Universities of Applied Sciences and Arts.